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David Letterman

David Michael Letterman (born April 12, 1947) is an American television host and comedian. He hosts the late night television talk show, Late Show with David Letterman broadcast on CBS. Letterman has been a fixture on late night television since the 1982 debut of Late Night with David Letterman on NBC. Only Letterman's friend and mentor Johnny Carson has had a longer late-night hosting career.  Letterman was born in Indianapolis, Indiana. His father, Harry Joseph Letterman (April 1915 – February 1973) was a florist; his mother Dorothy Letterman (née Hofert, now Dorothy Mengering), a Presbyterian church secretary of German descent, is an occasional figure on the show, usually at holidays and birthdays. He has an older sister Janice and a younger sister Gretchen.[citation needed] Letterman lived on the north side of Indianapolis (Broad Ripple area), not far from Speedway, IN, and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, and he enjoyed collecting model cars, including racers.

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David Letterman's Extortionist Pleads Guilty

David Letterman's Extortionist Pleads Guilty

David Letterman's extortionist just pled guilty to one count of attempted grand larceny in the second degree.Robert Halderman was just sentenced to 6 months in jail, 5 years probation and 1,000… READ MORE >

David Letterman Alleged Extortionist Cops Plea

David Letterman Alleged Extortionist Cops Plea

David Letterman's alleged extortionist, Robert Halderman, will plead guilty this afternoon to extortion, according to Halderman's lawyers who spoke with TMZ.Halderman -- who allegedly tried to… READ MORE >

- 1501 days ago
Leno on Letterman --  We Buried the Hatchet

Leno on Letterman:
We Buried the Hatchet

Jay Leno and David Letterman have called a ceasefire -- and their Super Bowl ad is to blame.While talking about filming the spot last night, Jay put the cheap shots aside and said "Whatever… READ MORE >

- 1529 days ago
Leno on Letterman: He's 'Always Been That Way'

Leno on Letterman: He's 'Always Been That Way'

Despite becoming the target of every late night joke, Jay Leno remained in good spirits when we caught up with him Sunday night in Hermosa Beach. Jay said he thought Conan O'Brien did a good job… READ MORE >

- 1544 days ago
Letterman Alleged Extortionist to Stand Trial

Letterman Alleged Extortionist to Stand Trial

A judge just rejected Robert Halderman's motion to dismiss the David Letterman extortion case.Halderman is due back in court on March 9. UPDATE: After leaving court, Halderman's lawyers bailed on… READ MORE >

- 1550 days ago
Day of Reckoning for Letterman Suspect

Day of Reckoning for Letterman Suspect

In just a matter of minutes, the guy suspected of extorting David Letterman will hear if a judge will proceed with the case -- or toss the whole thing out. Robert Halderman just arrived to a… READ MORE >

- 1550 days ago
Allred to Alleged Extortionist: How Dare You

Allred to Alleged Extortionist: How Dare You

Gloria Allred is pissed that the lawyer for the man accused of extorting money from David Letterman has filed legal docs saying Allred and Rachel Uchitel did essentially the same thing.Allred told… READ MORE >

- 1571 days ago
Letterman Defendant Uses Tiger Defense

Letterman Defendant Uses Tiger Defense

The guy who allegedly masterminded an extortion plot against David Letterman is now using the Tiger Woods scandal as precedent to get the charges against him thrown out ..according to new… READ MORE >

- 1571 days ago
Alleged Extortionist Worried He'd Be Offed

Alleged Extortionist Worried He'd Be Offed

David Letterman's alleged extortionist worried that someone might kill him in retaliation for peddling his screenplay about the sexual escapades of the late night host ... at least that's the… READ MORE >

- 1585 days ago
Sacha Baron Cohen Sued Over 'Terrorist' Scene

Sacha Baron Cohen
Sued Over 'Terrorist' Scene

Sacha Baron Cohen, along with the producers of "Bruno" and David Letterman's company -- are being sued by a man who claims his reputation has been smeared all over the world because people now… READ MORE >

- 1591 days ago

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